Amazon is widely expected to unveil new Kindles next week, and it looks like we have been treated to an early peek at the new e-readers.
Images obtained by The Verge show a device whose shape is largely unchanged from the previous generation of Kindles, although the button below the display has vanished and the bezel has darkened significantly. According to the images, though, the device promises "higher contrast, high resolution, integrated lighting, and eight weeks of battery life."
The images, apparently part of a promotional package aimed at French-speaking people, refer to "Kindle Paperwhite," although … Read more
The White House is urging Congress to enact a new "privacy bill of rights" that would provide clearer guidelines to online users and businesses about the collecting of personal information over the Internet.
Speaking in Washington yesterday at a special hearing devoted to online consumer privacy, Assistant Commerce Secretary Lawrence Strickling acknowledged that the ability to store information about customers helps make online companies more efficient. But he said that consumers are growing increasingly uneasy about how their personal information is being collected and used.
With the lengthy privacy policies now offered by Web sites proving confusing and … Read more